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Chimps hunt monkey prey close to local extinction

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Some people on here have said that humans are a species that rapes the planet of its resources and is responsible for the extinction of many animals. It looks like we are not the only species that does this:


Chimpanzees in Uganda have overhunted red colobus monkeys, causing their local population to fall to one-tenth of what it was just 33 years ago, a new study has found. This is the first time a non-human primate has been shown to overhunt another, leading to a population decline.



The number of red colobus killed by the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park had increased from an estimated 167 per year in the late 1990s to 322 in 2002. During that time, the chimpanzees killed between 15 and 53 per cent of the red colobus population each year, taking a particularly heavy toll on young animals that had not yet reproduced.


Although there is some good news to this story


Watts says the chimps are now hunting less than they did, so young males are not getting as many opportunities to acquire the skill. That means the red colobus may not face as great a threat from them in the near future, and so could yet bounce back.



And people say that humans and chimps are not related


Chimps hunt monkey prey close to local extinction




posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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For decades the vegetarian Ideologues hid the fact that all Primates eat meat and in fact prefer it. Since the cat was let out of the bag when Bonobo's were observed having wars and eating the losers, we get the truth. So much for the vegetarian diet being natural for Omnivores like us. So much for the claims by Vegans.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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I saw this article a few weeks ago about orang-utans that stated something similar


"Observations of fishing by orangutans raise the likelihood that hominids ate meat, including fish, before the emergence of the Homo genus around 2.5 million years ago", said anthropologist David Braun of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Anthropologists have traditionally held that meat-eating first assumed prominence among early Homo species and fueled brain expansion.


Orangutans Use Simple Tools to Catch Fish




posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Sounds like humans and their ethnocentric, racially motivated intolerance.

I had a white cat that hated black cats, that guy was the sweetest thing to all the other critters, but wait until
them dark cats come around... War would ensue



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by Griffo
reply to post by Blaine91555
 


I saw this article a few weeks ago about orang-utans that stated something similar


"Observations of fishing by orangutans raise the likelihood that hominids ate meat, including fish, before the emergence of the Homo genus around 2.5 million years ago", said anthropologist David Braun of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Anthropologists have traditionally held that meat-eating first assumed prominence among early Homo species and fueled brain expansion.


Orangutans Use Simple Tools to Catch Fish



Sorcery and dark magicks

The devils work!



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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This is a truly amazing story, its almost like we are witnessing Evolution. A pack or a Tribe of Monkeys attacking other "tribes".

And that Orangutang fishing is the coolest thing ive ever seen, I honestly didnt know they could "hunt" that shows a great deal of intellect and problem solving, not to mention hand/eye coordination, definitely a higher evolutionary trait, maybe their gonna take over when we wipe ourselves out!

idk, just some thinking out loud. GREAT POST!



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